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Exeter clinic manager wins VCHP volunteer award

Exeter clinic manager wins VCHP volunteer award

Exeter VCHP clinic manager, Zoe Haigh, has been recognised for her outstanding contribution to the charity during the past six years.

Zoe Haigh and Ben Miles

Zoe, who was nominated by her peers, received the Volunteer Recognition Award, this year sponsored by Ibis Vision. Presented at the 20th anniversary celebration by VCHP Patron and actor, Ben Miles, Zoe was selected for being a committed, reliable and longstanding volunteer. As Ben said

“It is a great honour for me to be in this role.  It is an inspiring and fantastic charity and we are delighted to highlight the work of so many volunteers –

Zoe has been the Clinic Manager at Exeter since it opened in 2017. She co-ordinates and trains the volunteers, undertakes and oversees all the admin tasks and works with the central team on any regulatory requirements and checks. Zoe runs the clinic, normally with along two assistants and an optometrist. Zoe has also fundraised for the clinic over the years.”

Zoe’s colleagues, who nominated her, added, “In the early days, Zoe managed the clinic without the support of other assistant volunteers. She has brought a number of new volunteers, both as assistants and optometrists, and she is fantastic in leading us all towards becoming a great team. Zoe always pays attention to detail and enables us to become more skilful and confident in running the clinic to the highest of standards. She relates well to all the volunteers and clients. I think she deserves recognition for all that she quietly does.’

 

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